Full-Time MBA

Pursuing a Career in Finance

February 20, 2018

12 P.M. - 1 P.M. CT

Join us for a live chat with Chicago Booth current students and Career Services staff. Get your questions answered from students who are pursuing careers in finance services and investment banking. Ask about the resources available to help students learn about, prepare for, and land jobs in finance services and investment banking. Find out about curricular choices, school resources, student groups, peer and alumni mentorship, recruiting preparation and more. 

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Chat Panelists:

June Choong , Current Student
June Choong is a second-year student at Chicago Booth June is a second-year student at Booth pursuing a finance and accounting concentration. He studied engineering at Cornell University before working for four years with Deloitte Consulting in New York. After Booth, he plans to join Evercore as a full-time investment banking associate. June was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. Outside of school, he enjoys squash, basketball, and catching up with friends.

Yan Zhang , Current Student
Yan Zhang: Second Year student at Chicago Booth Yan is a first-year student at Chicago Booth, pursuing concentrations in analytic finance and strategic management. Yan received his B.A. in business/economics from UCLA and started his career in investment banking at Imperial Capital before transitioning to buy side equity research at Capital Group, where he covered luxury goods, household products, and large cap banks. At Booth, Yan is actively involved in the campus community as Cohort President and future LEAD Facilitator.

Mef Shebi , Associate Director, Career Services
Mef Shebi Mef Shebi is an associate director of Career Services for full-time students and has been working at Chicago Booth since December 2015. He is responsible for developing and delivering career management programming, as well as coaching students on all aspects of their job search. Prior to joining Chicago Booth, Mef was a career advisor at University of Virginia Darden School of Business, where he has served full-time MBAs in a dual coach and employer relations role since 2012. Additionally, he has a diverse experience working as a management consultant in the healthcare, technology, energy and emerging markets sectors. He received his undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering & Mathematics from the University of Virginia and his graduate degree in Education Policy from Harvard University.

Melanie Scarlata , Associate Director, Employer Relations, Career Services
Melanie Scarlata As a member of the Employer Relations team since 2012, Melanie is responsible for cultivating and expanding company relationships on behalf of Booth students and alumni. Melanie works with organizations within agribusiness & chemicals, energy, investment banking, private equity, real estate and the social impact space. Melanie joined career services in 2004. She managed the campus recruiting process and subsequently worked with the coaching team to develop and implement career management programming. Prior to Booth, she worked for a LaSalle Street proprietary trading firm. Melanie earned a BA in Economics and Political Science from Loyola University of Chicago.